BRISTOL, Tenn. — Erik Jones will lead the field to the green flag of tonight’s XFINITY Series race at Thunder Valley.
The driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota scored the pole for the Food City 300 after posting a new track record time of 15.002 and a speed of 127.903 mph. It’s his 10th pole in 48 career XFINITY Series starts, seventh of the season and third in four starts at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Kyle Busch will start second in his No. 18 JGR Toyota after posting a time of 15.041 and a speed of 127.571 mph. Daniel Suarez will start third in his No. 19 JGR Toyota after posting a time of 15.173 and a speed of 126.461 mph. Brandon Jones will start fourth in his No. 33 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet after posting a time of 15.191 and a speed of 126.312 mph. Austin Dillon will round out the top-five starters in his No. 2 RCR Chevrolet after posting a time of 15.244 and a speed of 125.872 mph.
Darrell Wallace Jr. will start sixth in his No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford. Kyle Larson will start seventh in his No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet. Justin Allgaier will start eighth in his No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet. Regan Smith will start ninth in his No. 88 JRM Chevrolet. Ty Dillon will round out the top-10 starters in his No. 3 RCR Chevrolet.
Brad Keselowski will start 11th. Jeremy Clements will round out the 12 drivers that made the final round of qualifying.
With 41 cars entered, Timmy Hill was the lone driver that failed to qualify.
Twenty-five Chevrolet’s, one Dodge, six Ford’s and eight Toyota’s will comprise the 40-car field for tonight’s race.N1622_STARTROW